Ambachten van Vroeger (Ancient crafts)

Ambachten van Vroeger (Ancient crafts)

Crafts from the past

Come and celebrate Midsummer at the preHistorisch Dorp during the event Ambachten van Vroeger (Ancient Crafts). On 22 and 23 June you will find out how ancient craftsmen and women would work with their hands to make the most beautiful creations. An educational and fun weekend showing many crafts. 

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Crafts throughout the ages

During Ambachten van Vroeger, creative souls from the Stone Age up to the early Modern Age will show what they can make by hand. The medieval craftsmen and women will gather around the market square, where they show crafts that have long since been forgotten. Don’t forget to visit the late medieval artisan’s house: there you will see a woodworker at work, someone weaving at the large loom and someone else spinning at the large spinning wheel. As you travel further back in time, you will come across people making clothes or utensils. And if you would like to know how food was prepared in the past, don’t skip the Stone Age! Every nook and cranny of the museum offers a fascinating view of the past.

Crafts throughout the ages

Ambachten van Vroeger (Ancient crafts) at the preHistorisch Dorp

  • Time: from 10am to 5pm.
  • Price: an entrance ticket costs €12.50.
    Free for children up to 3 years and Museum Card holders.
    Museum tickets are also available at the cash register, until sold out. 
  • Ticket sales: online and at the box office.

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Ambachten van Vroeger (Ancient crafts) at the preHistorisch Dorp

Route and Parking

You can park your car for free at the preHistorisch Dorp. There is plenty of space for cars in front of the Leeuw Trainingscentrum at Boutenslaan 161. From there you can reach our museum within a few minutes' walk. Preferably do not park your car in the neighborhood.

Is the parking lot full? Then park at Anton Coolenlaan 5. From here you can have a nice 15 minutes walk through the Genneper Parks to arrive at the museum. Along the way you will pass green meadows and wooded environments.

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About last year

Curious what the last year event looked like? On the page below you will find a few photos of Ambachten van Vroeger 2023. 

Ancient Crafts 2023

About last year